Being a parent of a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) can be very rewarding, but also can bring its challenges. To help you and make sure that you feel supported, within the parent support section, you will find information regarding parent carer groups where you will be able to talk to others in similar situations, local and national support available to you, short breaks, SENDIASS and volunteer parent support.
Being a parent is a tough job and with the added pressure of your child's additional needs it can at times seem overwhelming. If you need someone to talk to, click the link abov and you will find some local and national places to go to when you need a helping hand.
The York Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for mums, dads and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (or up to 25 for disabled children) we are part of the Local Area Teams Information Service and Information Service for Young People.
Your child and your family are entitled to support whether your child has a diagnosis or not, follow the link above which will take you to 'Contact' who will offer you information on the support which is available when your child does not have a diagnosis.
Childcare for children and young people with SEN and disabilities Using childcare can bring many benefits for children including their development, learning and play. For you as a parent using good quality childcare means you can work, train, or just have a break.The link above will take you to information regarding childcare such as accessing free childcare, the choices available and finding the right one for your child.
PALS offers impartial advice and assistance to patients, their relatives, friends and carers. We can listen to feedback (positive or negative), help you get answers to your questions and liaise on your behalf to help resolve any concerns about our Trust services.
A new 5 year strategy for supporting unpaid carers has been launched in York, where the overall vision is to create a carer friendly city. The York Carers Strategy 2019 to 2024 has been written by a group of people from health and social care organisations, including the council and charities as well as families and carers themselves.
The information which Child Maintenance Options has provided is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.
If you’re a mum, dad or carer of a young child, then the most important educator in that child’s life is you.
Mums, dads and carers who are more confident and take an active interest in learning themselves act as positive role models for their children. If you want to give your child a good start, or are considering a career working in schools or childcare settings, check out the courses offered by Family Learning and the wider range of courses provided by the York Learning team.
Tackling child sexual exploitation is everyone’s responsibility. "It's not OK" raises awareness about signs of child sexual exploitation and abuse, what to do if you suspect abuse or exploitation and and tips for talking to your children.